The_Cocktail_Lovers_Magazine_Issue_39

ISSUE 39

NOW AVAILABLE

Waste not, want not – sustainable coasters from Paradiso

ByThe Cocktail Lovers

SHARE

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp

2020 and all of the drama that went with it divided the world into two camps: those who wound down to a virtual standstill and those who used the time to get shit done. Giacomo Giannotti of Paradiso in Barcelona did the latter. 

On the surface it might seem like his bar (coming in at number 19 on the World’s 50 Best Bars list no less) is all playful drinks and witty serves. But as any business owner knows, it takes a great deal of hard work to make things appear effortless. The surprise and delight element of the cocktails on Paradiso’s menu is a huge factor for sure, as is first-class hospitality but equally important for Giacomo and his team is for the bar to be as sustainable as possible. 

“Over the years we’ve reduced the use of plastic to almost zero. First by replacing our straws with sustainable alternatives like wheat, pasta and bamboo, then by removing plastic wrapping in our storage and using beeswax paper, a reusable and more sustainable option,” he explains. So when lockdown came round, they used the time that was unexpectedly bestowed on them to perfect a project they’d started a year before. “Most of 2020 was devoted to finding a purpose for the organic waste from the prep of our garnishes,” he continues. “And we’re very proud to say that we have found a fantastic use for it: our new drinks coasters!”

The team worked with Makeat, a Barcelona-based company set up with the sole intention of revolutionising the world of gastronomy through innovation and technology. “We gave them the waste that we’d been collecting and drying out in our lab after each service and they mixed it with pine resin and hot and cold beeswax, then poured everything into a mould. The result is something that’s not only good to look at but is practical and good for the environment as well.”

News on more sustainable initiatives in bars coming soon.

Find out more at paradiso.cat and makeat.tech

The Cocktail Lovers

The Cocktail Lovers

The Cocktail Lovers are Mr G and Ms S, a man and a woman who share a passion for cocktails. (We also happen to be married, so we’re cocktail lovers in more ways than one…)

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER

Be the first to hear the latest news, get sneaky peeks inside upcoming issues of The Cocktail Lovers magazine, receive special offers and lots more. (And we promise we won’t share your details with anyone else).

To get the latest copy of our gorgeous print magazine just click on the cover!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

THE MAGAZINE

The Cocktail Lovers magazine is packed with features, fashion, food, travel, interviews, news, recipes – all written from a cocktail lover’s perspective. Published four times a year, take your pick from the luxurious print edition or get your fix in the page-turning digital format – either way, it couldn’t be easier to start a subscription or order back issues. And why keep all the cocktail goodness to yourself? Share the love by setting up a gift subscription. We ship pretty much everywhere in the world, so we’ve got you covered. Start your subscription today!

The_Cocktail_Lovers_Magazine_Issue_39
The Cocktail Lovers Magazine Issue 38
The Cocktail Lovers Issue 37
The Cocktail Lovers Magazine Issue 36 Cover
The_Cocktail_Lovers_Magazine_Issue_39
The_Cocktail_Lovers_Magazine_Issue_39

JOIN us!

Join us at The Cocktail Lovers and be the first to hear the latest news, get our new magazine and receive specials offers. (And we don’t share your details with anyone else.)